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    About the course

    This course will give students the potential opportunity to progress to employment or progress within employment in a wide range of job roles across the business sector and digital industries, for example in roles such as business administrator, finance assistant, HR assistant and marketing assistant and a lot more.


    BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Business

    Entry requirements

    4 GCSEs grades 2 - 3 or equivalent and minimum Level 1 in Maths and English.

    How much does it cost?

    Age 16-18 free. 19+ will require an employer's contribution. There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support. £90 per year to cover cost of educational visits, guest speakers and workshops, plus your own equipment and textbook.

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    Why study?

    Unit 1 will provide learners with the opportunity to gain broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the business sector. Unit 2 and 9 will develop knowledge and skills in finance and marketing.

    ‘Business’ units – These units have an emphasis on ‘fundamentals of business’ to create/develop skills and knowledge within the broadest sense of the business environment.  

    ‘Developmental’ units – These units focus on ‘mini-projects’ within the context of retail, promotion and selling products. 

    The chance to be self-employed - it's not unusual to go freelance, work as a contractor or even start your own  company!

    Opportunities to work abroad - many large  companies have branches or subsidiaries in other countries! 

    A higher than average starting salary – After completing higher level qualifications!



    Where will this course take me?

    Possible careers:

    • Business administrator 
    • Finance assistant 
    • HR assistant 
    • Marketing assistant 
    • Retail assistant

    Core modules

    • Enterprise in the Business World
    • Finance for Business (Externally assessed)
    • Principles of Marketing(Externally assessed)

    Optional modules

    • Promoting a Brand 
    • Principles of Customer Service
    • Sales and Personal Selling 
    • Introducing Retail Business
    • Providing Business Support
    • Recruitment and Selection 
    • Financial Planning
    • Business Online

    How will I be assessed?

    Units 2 & 9 are external exams and the rest of the units are assessed by coursework.

    Will I have to provide anything?

    £100 for consumables  including books and cost of exam re-takes.Recommended course text as per your interview, enrolment information to follow.

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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